The Police in Bauchi have arrested a 19-year-old female and an 18-ýear-óld male who had allegedly stolen a newborn baby.
The female suspect, Hajara Usman, of Ishehi Hamlet in Misau Local Government Area of Bauchi State, was said to have stolen the infant with the connivance of 18-year-old Ibrahim Usman, of Dugurgama Hamlet.
The Bauchi State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Wakil, stated this in a statement made available to journalists in the state on Thursday.
He said that a resident of the Galawa Area of Akuyam District in the Misau LGA reported the incident at Akuyam Police Outstation that his daughter’s newborn baby was stolen at about 4:30 am.
Wakil said, “On July 25th, 2023 at about 7: 00 am, one Adamu Baka (55) of Galawa area Akuyam district of Misau local government area, reported at Akuyam outstation that at about 4.30am, unknown persons intruded into his daughter’s apartment who recently gave birth and went away with the newborn.
“Upon receiving the report, a team of detectives was immediately mobilized and earnestly swung into action and eventually arrested the hoodlums.
“The stolen baby was recovered from one Hajara Usman, female (19) of Ishehi Hamlet who conspired with one Ibrahim Usman, male (18) of Dugurgama Hamlet to steal the baby.”
He said that investigation was still ongoing to unravel the hidden motives behind the crime, adding that the suspects would be profiled and charged to court for the established offences at the end of the investigation.